Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Tragedy was barely averted on the ever busy Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Road, Abuja on Thursday as three young herders lose control of one of the cows they were herding.
One of the cows suddenly seemed no longer contented walking by the sidewalk and decided to jump right into the middle of the highway, leaving stunned motorists scrambling for brakes.
The incident, which occurred opposite the National Military Cemetery, just few kilometres away from the Federal capital city gate around mid-day resulted into commotion on the highway as the herders struggle to arrest and put the obviously ‘mad’ cow under control.
The ‘mad’ cow however will not allow itself to be easily ‘cowed’ even by its herders. It continues to run around the major road, an action that nearly resulted in multiple road accident in what is definitely a bad day for most drivers.
Eventually, it was the cow that decided to end the commotion on its own as it ran back into the bush after about ten minutes futile chase by the young herders.
The incident amplifies why the FCT Minister should heed calls by residents of Abuja to stop grazing of cattle along the major roads and residential areas of Nigeria’s capital.